Tune In -- November 8, 2017
Hey y’all!It’s Grace, at the end of a rainy day. While I'm still getting used to the sun setting so early (so sad), the fall is finally settling into winter and so things are finally starting to settle down a little.Over the past few weeks, I've been driving a lot and drawing a lot and all in all, doing a lot of things that keep me from reading but during which I still like some form of engagement. I can easily let a sketch suck me in for hours, but at the same time, it's a nice complement for those media that I don't normally get to access.Lately, I've been on a huge audiobook kick. It helps me to feel like I'm getting the stories that I want even if I haven't been the best about carving out reading time.Without further ado, here’s what I’ve been listening to/watching/loving.
I haven't been listening to much that didn't exist in my previous post. When I say I've been listening to HERO a lot, I mean it. I need those hard-work-pays-off-someday-it'll-all-work-out jams to get me going when I'm buried in books with no end in sight, and when I'm barricaded away from other people for extended lengths of time. I haven't started a November playlist yet, but here's October for those of you who want to know. Really, it's been individual songs.
Sweet Creature by Harry Stylesgoosebumps by Travis ScottLet You Down by NFWhy Don't You Come On by DJDS, Khalid, Empress OfVibe (ft. Emily Bonabon) by Frank Pierce, FambaGood As Hell by LizzoAlmost There by Anika Noni RoseJust You and I by Tom WalkerCoffee by HavelinAlyssa Interlude by Vince StaplesToo Good at Goodbyes by Sam SmithSexual - Recorded at Spotify Studios NYC by Zara LarssonLet's Go by KhalidMy Girl by The TemptationsClose to You by RihannaPlease, Please Please Let Me Get What I Want by The SmithsAutumn Tree by Milo GreeneI Believe I'm Fine by Robin Schulz, HUGELForeplay by Jalen SantoyHypocrite (feat. Jared Evan) by Allan Kingdom, Jared EvanToo Young by Lilo KeyIn Your Atmosphere -- Live at the Nokia Theatre by John MayerHomemade Dynamite (Feat. Khalid) by Lorde, Khalid, Post Malone, SZA
Now here's where it gets interesting. I've managed to listen to one and a half audiobooks in the past month or so, which is quite an accomplishment for me. I don't listen to audiobooks nearly as much as I should, and I'm unbearably picky about them.As a Halloween aficionado, I needed something to get me in the spirit because I wasn't sure whether -- with midterms and all -- I'd make the effort to read scary books. (Scary books are my vibe.) Dead is the New Black felt a little outdated, and the narrator was SO perky, but it fit with the upbeat but appropriately spooky feeling I was looking for.Now, I'm listening to the Shiver audiobook by Maggie Stiefvater. I've tackled the rest of her books on audio, and I've liked this one also. Normally I don't like female narrators, but Grace's voice isn't bad, and Sam's is great. Plus, lots of winter atmosphere.